Introduction of the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD)

In-depth understanding and efficient development of chemical reactions through the interdisciplinary research of computational science, information science, and experimental science.


Message from Satoshi Maeda,
Director of ICReDD

Reaction development that relies solely on the trial-and-error approach is too time-consuming to solve current global problems that include pollution as well as the scarcity of energy and resources.

“CReDD” will revolutionize the traditional approach to developing reactions by fusing computational, information, and experimental sciences. We strive to spread the benefits of this approach by establishing a global WPI and integrating other disciplines. Our sincere hope is that our WPI may contribute to a brighter and more prosperous future for all of humanity.


About WPI

The World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) was launched in 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in a drive to build within Japan “globally visible” research centers that boast a very high research standard and outstanding research environment, sufficiently attractive to prompt frontline researchers from around the world to want to work in them.

ICReDD was selected as a new center of the WPI and launched in October 2018.